SEC awards

Due to Governor Steve Sisolak’s extended “Stay at Home for Nevada” directive, the SEC Employee of the Month program has been temporarily suspended. Please continue to honor our hard-working classified staff by creating and saving your submissions, and then submit them when campus is directed to re-open for “business as usual.”

Employee recognition is not just the polite thing to do for people. Employee recognition is a message that emphasizes and rewards excellence at the University of Nevada, Reno. When recognizing classified staff effectively, you reinforce the actions and behaviors most desired throughout campus.

Classified Employee of the Month

2019-20 Committee Chair: Prisilia Maldonado-Masegian

As part of the Staff Employees Council (SEC), the Classified Employees Recognition Committee reviews nominations for outstanding classified employees on a monthly basis and recognizes up to two classified employees each month. The Employee of the Month shall receive a certificate, their name on the Lawlor marquee, a letter from President Marc Johnson with an invitation to have coffee and a pastry, as well as a Blue Card entitling them to  various discounts and freebies.

March Employee of the Month

  • Mark Higgins – Facilities

Classified Employee of the Year

Each year the Staff Employees' Council recognizes one classified staff employee who makes exceptional contributions to the University. All members of the campus community are encouraged to nominate staff colleagues who deserve this special acknowledgment.

Annual Distinguished Classified Employee

  • 2019 - Brendi Gertsma - College of Education - Raggio Research Center

Wolf Cub of the Year Award

The Wolf Cub of the Year award recognizes outstanding full and part-time classified staff members who exemplify the University's standards for excellence and innovation during their first two years of employment.

Wolf Cub of the Year 

  • 2019 - Leilani Konyshev - Northern Area Cooperative Extension

Classified Staff Honoree

Classified Staff Honoree is a designation afforded to retired university classified staff members that meet eligibility requirements and receive approval for this status.